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    Default What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I'm considering buying a Tom Ford cologne, but I'm not sure if I should spend extra for the 100ml or just buy the 50ml. The 100ml is cheaper by the ounce, but just how many sprays can one get out of 50ml? Seems like most colognes are sold around the 100ml scale.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Its up to you.

    I buy the largest (up to 400ml). This way I don't need to keep registry of whats finishing and needs replenishing and so on. Buying the largest of everything will ascertain I have it (in its current formulation not some watered down future version) for longer.
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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    If you know you love it, its worthwhile to get the larger size.
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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    2 or 3ml samples for test rides.
    5ml samples if I think I'll like it.
    50ml if I like it.
    100ml if I love it.
    250ml flacon if I love it enough to rebuy.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    If you have a large enough wardrobe, you'll probably never end up finishing a larger bottle. Unless you want to collect the bottle or there's a small difference in price for the larger unit, it makes more sense to buy smaller bottles.
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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Oddly the largest bottle I bought so far was 200ml of ESL Nuit, one of my first buys, and I don't like it much or wear it at all anymore. Still, I would continue to buy the largest if only for the volume discount.
    ...a much requested sample of the evening by a group of over excited perfume lovers who likened it to a 'sexy dungeon with a steak house on the top'. Was I one of that group? Well, yes, and it was my first Perfume Lovers Meetup. What a start.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Regularly, mostly bottles of 75 ml, 100 ml or above.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I only own a few 100ml bottles, these are fragrances I know I'll keep buying again.

    Then some < 50ml bottles that have come about due to successful sampling.

    And finally dozens of samples!

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Usually the 100ml size because purchasing the 50ml costs more ml per ml.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I'm a sucker for the deal and most of the time I'll buy the bigger (not biggest) bottle if it's close to the price of the 50 mL. I never buy the huge bottle because I simply won't go through that much juice myself and I don't decant so the excess is just a waste. My favorite size is a 75 mL.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I don't wish to have bottles lying around for years and so I buy small sizes (30-50mls) whenever possible, unless there is risk it will be discontinued.

    A large volume is not good value unless you use it all.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    It depends on several things. Current monetary disposal, degree of love for the fragrance, availability....


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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    It depends on several things. Current monetary disposal, degree of love for the fragrance, availability....
    That's how I do it also. With the rare case where I buy a size based solely on how much I like the bottle design of the bigger/smaller.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    In my case - 100ml or larger is the general rule.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Usually 1 oz (30ml) if available. Otherwise 50ml. It's rare that I get to finish a bottle with so many fragrance on rotation. The cost per ml argument only applies if you finish a bottle. If you don't you'd have spent more on the same fragrance than someone who bought the smaller size. Food for thought, eh?

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    At first I bought the 100ml bottles because off the price/ml...

    But now I buy the 50 ml or the 30 ml if available... Too many bottles now...

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I prefer 30-50 ml if buying blind. cost per ml is the only factor choosing between 50 ml or 100 ml. With too many fragrance in wardrobe it is difficult to get through 100 ml of a fragrance.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Usually 100ml . . . better value and resale is also a consideration.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    standard 100ml, but ill get a split if its economical

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I prefer 50ml or 75ml bottles as they don't take that much room and can also take it with me when travelling. Sometimes I buy 100ml as well if the cost between 75 and 100 is minuscule.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    It depends on several things. Current monetary disposal, degree of love for the fragrance, availability....
    I'm in the 100ml camp, especially if the deal is irresistible, but I think I'm beginning to go this way ^ ^ ^





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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Split of aventus is exellent buy But i want 100ml original flacon

    Ending my 50ml of DHI

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    I get 30ml and 100ml if i really like it

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    I prefer small sizes (50 ml or even less, if available) and don't care for the higher price per ml (I tend to consider the actual expense, which is lower in any case). Big bottles, and the idea of never finishing them, make me slightly anxious
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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I like the larger (75-100 ml) bottles too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iodine View Post
    I prefer small sizes (50 ml or even less, if available) and don't care for the higher price per ml (I tend to consider the actual expense, which is lower in any case). Big bottles, and the idea of never finishing them, make me slightly anxious
    Agree!

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Again...it's up to you and how often you plan on wearing it and/or how many other frags you own. For me...something in the 40-50 ML area is all I will likely need of any scent.
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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Whatever is best value

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I was going to start a new post similar to this, but will look for the answer here. I'm a newbie, and have typically owned no more than 2-3 bottles at any given time. After getting started here, I have my next 8-10 purchases already "mapped out," and am wondering how long fragrance keeps. I usually buy the 100 ml (3-4 ounce) size, but with a lot of scents, I can imagine it taking a long time, if ever, to get through them. Knowing that many buy "vintage" scents, am I correct in assuming that fragrances will keep for years? I think the larger size makes sense, but only if the juice will stay the same for at least a few years. Thoughts or guidance appreciated. Thanks.
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